Duo keeps medals coming for club

ATHLETICS: Bundaberg Athletic Club and West Bundaberg Little Athletics members across the full spectrum of ages continue to shine to the highest level.

Taryn Gollshewsky and Vasyl Shuter are two who have continued club members' run of success in recent weeks.

Fresh from playing an integral role as the Moore Park White team completed an all-conquering season in the Football Bundaberg Ladies league, Gollshewsky, 18, shone in the Australian University Games on the Gold Coast.
Shuter again excelled at the Maryborough Masters Games.

National throwing champion Gollshewsky, who represented Australian at last year's world junior championships and is focused on success at next year's world junior titles, picked up a gold and silver at the University titles.

Also a Womensport Queensland Rising Star Award recipient for athletics in 2010, Gollshewsky has been named as the 'Shining Star Award' winner by the Queensland Women in Sport committee.

Club publicity officer Judy Grummitt said this busy first-year Central Queensland University Bundaberg campus student also conducts classes at after-school activities, as well as fitting in a number of training sessions with her coach Les Kuorikoski.

"Last Friday week, she put the shot out 12.07m to eclipse her own club record of 11.20m, as well as her winning throw the previous weekend of 11.74m, showing her top form so early in the season, and she looks set for bigger and better things," Grummitt said.

Evergreen Shuter picked up three firsts and six seconds in Maryborough despite his limited preparations due to injuries and currently teaching in Gympie.

Grummitt expects plenty more top performances at their weekly club competition this Friday night.

"Numbers could be down this week however as a number of the teenagers will be in Brisbane for the secondary schools' state championships, where we are expecting more medals," Grummitt said.

"Sprinters Tyniah Thompson, James Quinn and Jack Horton, hurdlers Brenton Thiele and Christian Devon, high jumpers Hannah Beveridge and Emily Gray will be competing against the best in the state and trying for a place in the state team to contest the nationals in December.

"They will be hoping to emulate the feat of Amjad Aslam, Kate Ennett and Nathaniel Edwards after their medals at the recent primary schools nationals."

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